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Essentials of Respiratory Care, 4th Edition


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The new edition of this essential resource covers core areas of respiratory care in a convenient outline format that makes it a great quick-reference guide, a handy review tool for credentialing examinations, and a comprehensive reference guide for clinical practice. Key topics include basic science; anatomy and physiology of the respiratory, cardiovascular, renal, and neurological systems; and therapeutic aspects of neonatal, pediatric, and adult respiratory care. Also features extensive coverage of pharmacology and infection control.

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New to This Edition

    • Completely updated to reflect the significant advancements in the field of respiratory care
    • Reflects the required core content of the most recent National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) examination matrix, ensuring the most up-to-date competency requirements for certification
    • Features new chapters on ventilatory management for obstructive pulmonary disease, adult respiratory distress syndrome, NIPPV, tracheal gas insufflation, prone positioning, and liquid ventilation
    • A redesigned format provides easier navigation through the text

Key Features

    • The convenient outline format breaks information down into manageable bits of information that make it ideal for study, review, and quick reference
    • The comprehensive coverage of key topics - from introductory material through therapeutic care - consolidates the full spectrum of respiratory care into one essential resource

Author Information

    By Robert M. Kacmarek, PhD, RRT, Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Harvard Medical School; Director, Department of Respiratory Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; and Steven Dimas, RRT, President, STAT Home Care, Elmhurst, IL, USA

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Essentials of Respiratory Care, 4th Edition
  • Hardcover
  • 880 Pages
  • Trim Size: 7 3/8 X 9 1/4 in
  • Imprint: Mosby
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-02700-7
  • Copyright: 2005